Dan Chmielewski

A request for a public apology that’s sure to be ignored

During their coverage of Noah Krom’s passing and in comments they both allowed on the posts themselves, Orange Juice blog editor Art Pedroza and anonymous blogger Red Vixen made some interesting accusations.  They claimed that LiberalOC bloggers were on the Krom payroll and that some commenters (notably Bruce Manning)who had the temerity to post a…

Some Summer Reading: The Conservative Nanny State

If columnist Jonah Goldberg can write a book about “Liberal Facism,” is was only a matter of time before someone truly looked into the notion of a “Nanny State,” a term Chuck DeVore has claimed to “coined” and “popularized,” and noted that rich conservatives are the chief beneficiary of Nanny State policies. Economist Dean Baker…

Selective Editing by DeVore

I paid a visit to Senate candidate Chuck DeVore’s site hoping for an update on his fundraising efforts.  There was a link to a recent New York Times article that I missed, so I clicked the link from Chuck’s web page.  It was excerpted; nothing wrong with that mind you.  Here’s what the story, from…

You’ll Be Seeing Less of Me

I do enjoy a fun play on words as much as the next person.  No, dear reader, this isn’t a resignation letter or a blog jihad or any thing quite like that.  But the the past several months, my friends and neighbors have been seeing less of me. It’s not that I’m not around or…

Comic Book Artists love Barack Obama

ComicCon in San Diego are akin to the high holy days at my home.  It’s the one time a year I embrace my scifi passions with my son and some like minded friends.  We have good routines for covering the show (long sold out by now) and we spend considerable time mapping out plans to…

Whitewashing “Greenwashed” Canvas Grocery Bags

I read the Flash Report so you don’t have to. In this post, Jon Fleischman decides to rail against those feel good canvas reuable grocery bags you get at While Foods or Trader Joe’s (I own several).  And Register columnist Mark Lansbaum decides that Fleischman is onto something here. Here’s what Jon had to say:…